September 04, 2002

Testing: one, two, three

Bear with me, folks. I am hearing that text in 'boxes' (single table cell) is centered, and less readable than text outside the boxes (light text against dark background, which I am trying to avoid for longer entries due to problems for some reading this color/contrast combination.

With some help from the MT forum, I am trying to figure out if the 'centered' phenomenon is due to html formatting (my prob) or to the particular browser or operating system. MSIE6 seems to be a culprit, so far, where I also get reports that the screen cannot be scrolled.

UPDATE: Re scrolling: This is definitely an IE6 SCROLLING BUG

First reported in Issue No. 106, an unfortunate CSS scrolling bug afflicts MSIE6 for some users and may cut off text on some pages of this site. If text on any page is cut off, kindly hit Reload. Hitting F11 twice in quick succession seems to work as well. Microsofts engineers are aware of the problem and are working to solve it.

AND re centering: Also an MSIE6 issue, see here.

If you have a sec, drop me a comment re 'centered-not centered' appearance of text in the two boxes below. Let me know your browser and OS, too, please and thank you!

this cell is in center tags

This cell NOT centered

Posted by fred1st at September 4, 2002 05:29 AM | TrackBack

Fred, I'm a traditionalist when it comes to these kinds of things, so I prefer left justification. Center justification of large amounts of text has always struck me as kind of "cute." Like teenagers drawing yin-yang symbols on their notebooks, or people who refuse to use capitalization. yours, sainteros

Posted by: Sainteros at September 4, 2002 03:53 PM

I agree with Kurt, at least in part. Don't center your text. But don't justify it, either. Use ragged right--any editor will tell you that's far easier to read.

And please, not white on black.

Posted by: Dave Trowbridge at September 4, 2002 04:14 PM

The two boxes show up with text positioned as your tags indicate. So does your More Fungi post. Looks like you've got it figured out.

Hitting F11 allows me to scroll. Yay!

Posted by: Fran at September 4, 2002 05:48 PM

For me using AOL as a browser they are both left justified - which I prefer in general anyway.

Posted by: Ian Bertram at September 11, 2002 11:10 AM

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